Party Hard

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"Party Hard"
Single by Andrew W.K.
from the album I Get Wet
Released October 29, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Hard rock, pop punk
Label Island
Andrew W.K. singles chronology
"Room To Breathe"
"Party Hard"
"She Is Beautiful"

"Party Hard" is a song by Andrew W.K., first released as a single in 2001 and included on his first album I Get Wet. The song provided Andrew W.K. with his first mainstream hit, reaching number 14 of the UK Singles Charts upon release.[1]

The UK single contained one previously released track ("Make Sex"), one previously unreleased track ("Violent Life") and the video for "Party Hard". A promo single for this song was released to radio stations in the US in 2002. The promo single had the title song, the video for the song and a track titled "Andrew W.K.".

The song was included on the soundtrack for Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 football game. It can also be heard on Madden NFL 2003.[2] It is also used as the walk-on music for Professional Darts Corporation darts player Steve Hine[3] and was also played by the ECHL's San Francisco Bulls after scoring a goal during home games at the Cow Palace. It was also heard in the 2002 movie Stealing Harvard. The trailer and advertisements for the Disney-Pixar movie Monsters University feature this song.

It has been a popular internet meme for several years, and has spawned several videos.

The song is available for downloadable content on the video game Rock Band 3.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Andrew W.K. and Diane Warren. 

No. Title Length
1. "Party Hard"   3:06
2. "Make Sex [AWKGOJ version]"   0:32
3. "Violent Life"   3:56
4. "Party Hard (Video)"    


"Party Hard" was named the 89th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[4]

Pitchfork Media ranked the song #129 on its list of the Top 500 tracks of the 2000s. Reviewer Mark Richardson wrote: "Before Red Bull and vodka became fashionable and sports drink companies made the decade all about the pursuit of eXtreme energy, the movement already had its anthem."[5]


  1. ^ Songfacts
  2. ^ THE SOUNDS OF MADDEN NFL™ 2003. EA Sports. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  3. ^ Steve Hine. Global Darts. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  4. ^ " music". Retrieved February 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ Pitchfork Staff. Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 200-101. Pitchfork Media. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2011.

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